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Ahoy, me mateys, there's no honour among thieves, as cyber attacks (which are illegal) target illegal software pirates from accessing infamous pirate site The Pirate Bay, who are presumably crying out the homophone "aaaaargghhhh" in frustration.

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Almost two-thirds (64%) of chief information security officers in 14 countries believe they will be hit by a material cyber-attack in the next 12 months, the security firm Proofpoint says.

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Channel Nine, the main TV channel owned by Nine Entertainment, has managed to put its breakfast show Today to air on Monday, a day after the show's weekend edition could not be aired on Sunday due to what the company has called a "cyber attack".

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Australian consumers and businesses should be more security conscious when using IoT devices, according to a senior executive from digital security products vendor Avast who issued his warning following a recent cyber attack on security camera provider Verkada.

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GUEST INTERVIEW: During 2020, cyber attacks surged, teaching business many lessons that have made companies and their staff much safer, but as the attacks continue, what must companies do to be as proactively secure as possible?

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Monday, 07 December 2020 12:14

Cyber warfare booming in the Middle East

Cyber warfare is a growth industry across the Middle East. While the USA’s plans for the sale of 50 advanced fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates has sparked fears of a conventional arms race, the contest for cyber superiority has already begun.

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Barnes & Noble, the biggest retail bookseller in the US, appears to have been hit by a cyber attack and been forced to take down parts of its network.

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A day after Microsoft's cloud services but the dust, Apple followed in its wake with a three-hour outage affecting iCloud, Apple TV, Apple Music and other apps.

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The French transport and logistics firm CMA CGM Group has been hit by a cyber attack which it says is affecting its peripheral servers.

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In the wake of cyber warfare threats, Australian IT staff say they're "frustrated with perceived lack of security awareness and preparedness from their employers", but business leads are still seeing cybersecurity as an ‘IT problem’.

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The website and email systems of Canada's Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, part of the country's National Defence department, have been taken offline following what has been said to be a ransomware attack, a report says.

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Medfin, a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank that works with healthcare professionals, was hit by an attempted cyber attack on 14 June, the company's chief executive Paul Freeman says.

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Friday morning's announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison about a cyber attack on Australian public and private sector institutions led to a flood of commentary by security firms, all waxing voluble on the extent of the threat and how much danger the country faces.

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The main question around the announcement of a cyber attack by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday morning is simple: is this a new attack? Or is it part of the port scanning and probing that goes on every single day?

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The state-based actor behind an attack on Australian public and private sector organisations used unpatched vulnerabilities in Telerik UI, Microsoft's Internet Information Services, SharePoint and Citrix to try and gain access, the Australian Cyber Security Centre says.

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Government and private institutions in Australia have been hit by a massive cyber attack by a state-based actor, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

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Forcepoint, the company born from the amalgamation of Raytheon | Websense, has unveiled the findings of an APAC study conducted by Frost & Sullivan titled, “2019 Risk and Cybersecurity.” It shows that organisations’ failure to prioritise cyber security is hindering their digital transformation journey.

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Israel has crossed the Rubicon with its attack on alleged cyber attackers belonging to the Palestinian group Hamas, a well-known information security professional says, adding that this action must be condemned by the international community else it risks becoming a new norm of warfare.

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More than a week after it was hit by a self-admitted cyber attack, Toyota Australia's corporate IT systems are still offline, the company says on its website.

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Toyota Australia's corporate IT systems were still offline on Friday following what the company yesterday described as a "cyber attack", according to a notice on its website.

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